- Updated Monday, August 31st 2015 @ 10:48:26
We have determined the date for the finals of our most popular competition, Warlight AI Challenge 2. The format will be the same as for our previous competitions. We are aware that this format might not be the most optimal way to actually determine the 'best' bot, but we think it's still very exiting to watch. Somewhere in the future we're going to update the whole finals system.
But on to the actual information for these finals. The competition will go in lockdown on Sunday 13th of September, 23.59 (CEST), meaning that bots can no longer be updated. Then exactly one week after that, so Sunday 20th of September, 23.59, the top 24 bots in the leaderboard will be selected and the semi-finals will start. Again we will use a double elimination tournament scheme where there will be 8 bots selected for the finals.
The actual finals will be played on Sunday 27th of September, during the day. All the games will be watchable on the special finals page and can be viewed 'live', so the winner is only known when all the matches are done playing.
You still have two months to improve your bot, so good luck with winning one of those prizes!
Have fun coding!
- Created Friday, July 10th 2015 @ 16:05:38
Is it possible to update my bot during the semi-finals or finals?
- Created Friday, July 10th 2015 @ 16:29:42
No, from Sunday 13 bots can no longer be updated, until the finals are over.
- Created Saturday, July 11th 2015 @ 15:25:59
Ah, nice. Looking forward to it.
I think the dates in the annoucement are not completely correct. At 20th of September the top 24 bots are selected, so I guess, the finals will be at the 27th of September, not the 20th, right?
- Created Monday, July 13th 2015 @ 09:15:35
The semi-finals start the day after they have been selected, the finals (so last 8 bots) are on the 27th.
- Created Thursday, August 27th 2015 @ 11:13:22
Two questions/remarks about the lockdown period and finals:
Is it possible to challenge bots during lockdown of the competition? Challenging should not be possible, because by challenging you can influence the ranking and therefore influence the top 24.
Are the games within a match in the semi-finals and finals alternating between player1 and player2 (so bot 1 is player1 in the first game, and he is player2 in the second game, etc.)? Note that this was not the case in previous finals of Warlight1 and Heads Up Omaha. Games should should be alternating for Warlight2, because the game is biased (as pointed out earlier by cowzow in the thread "we are out of beta so engine source is now available"). Player1 has an advantage. Depending on the bot, this advantage can be pretty big. For example: my bot has a win rate of 68% as player1, but only 59% as player2.
- Created Monday, August 31st 2015 @ 10:49:29
I will make sure both your points are taken care of :) thanks
- Created Monday, August 31st 2015 @ 22:54:55
- Created Monday, September 14th 2015 @ 00:06:43
Good luck to all in semi-finals and finals! :)
- Created Monday, September 14th 2015 @ 00:17:17
Yep, it's out of our hands now! Curious whether the new LuckyBot is indeed the surprise that you promised, Cheeser! It's pretty courageous to upload your final version 5 minutes before lockdown:)
- Created Monday, September 14th 2015 @ 23:09:24
Good luck all! Cheeser you are very gutsy haha
- Created Tuesday, September 15th 2015 @ 08:55:12
Yep, it is extreme programming :D
- Created Friday, September 18th 2015 @ 11:30:31
No matches anymore?
- Created Sunday, September 20th 2015 @ 14:24:15
When will I be able to place my AI for competitions? I wrote my first warlight bot today only to realize I cannot compete against anyone besides the test bot.
- Created Sunday, September 20th 2015 @ 16:00:51
When the finals are done after next sunday you can play against the other bots again.